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Total Site Paving Area

NC-v4 SSc5: Heat Island Reduction
posted by Maria Perzon on Mar 7, 2018, 5:13 am

I am not sure about the definition of "Total Site Paving Area". I have a already developed site with a building that is to be majorly rebuilt. Could I use the old site paving area as my reference...

Last reply: Irene Chung, Jun 27, 2022, 8:47 pm

Experience with the Credit

Pilot-Credits EQpc116: Daylight in nonregularly occupied spaces
posted by Sara Galar on May 17, 2022, 8:39 am

Thanks to the shape of the building, dimensions and quality of the facade, we were able to pursued this Pilot credit.

By a group discussion, taking into consideration good design decisions...

Encouraging All-Gender restrooms!

Pilot-Credits WEpc147: All-Gender Restrooms
posted by Sara Galar on Apr 29, 2022, 8:27 am

We are happy to see how gender neutral toilets are being supported by USGBC. Maybe it could even develop as a internal policy for bigger companies. 

As our project is a Swedish private...


CI-v4 EAc6: Green power and carbon offsets
posted by Russell Fatkoulin on Feb 21, 2022, 8:23 am


The property owner has had a green electricity agreement with the electricity supplier for many years. However, here in Sweden, people do not usually sign binding contracts and have...

Last reply: Aparna Pradeep Kumar, Apr 6, 2022, 10:01 am

Reused element in either structure or enclosure

NC-v4.1 MRc1: Building life-cycle impact reduction
posted by Maria Porter on Feb 22, 2021, 3:45 am

Option 2, path 4 – LCA. “….and incorporate...

Last reply: Maria Porter, Mar 7, 2022, 3:45 am

Can a regional soil be the reference soil instead of the existing soil on the site

CS-v4 SSc2: Site development - protect or restore habitat
posted by Hanna Oberg on Sep 8, 2020, 1:01 am

We have a project with existing green areas. The existing soil is some type of mud soil not suitable for the new green areas. The project will import new soil, typical soil for the region, for...

Last reply: Cecile de Villemeur, Nov 25, 2021, 1:49 pm

Core and Shell- How to define the "regularly occupied space" since the interior layout is not determined yet

NC-v4.1 EQc7: Daylight
posted by IASON BOURNAS on Sep 15, 2021, 9:24 am


We are working with a project that is not constructed yet (office building, Core and Shell). The building volume and facades have been decided, but the exact plan layout is not known...

Last reply: David Posada, Oct 27, 2021, 7:52 pm

Walkscore only for a few countries?

NC-v4.1 LTc4: Surrounding density and diverse uses
posted by Maria Porter on Feb 25, 2021, 5:19 am

I investigated the new option 3 for this credit. The only information required is a screenshot of the Walkscore. That seems a lot easier than showing...

Last reply: Ryan Hussey, Oct 8, 2021, 12:13 pm

Definition of ”Housing” in Diverse Uses

NC-v4 LTc4: Surrounding density and diverse uses
posted by Maria Porter on Sep 20, 2021, 5:28 am

One use type is “Community anchor uses - Housing (100 or more dwelling units)”. In one project I used a large area of single family houses, all within tha right distance, for...

Last reply: Bipin Karki, Sep 21, 2021, 8:19 am

Wood decking on roof

CS-v4 SSc5: Heat Island Reduction
posted by Maria Porter on Sep 21, 2021, 8:04 am

Has anybody had success in getting an...